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Ruah, which means, “wind, breath or spirit” in Hebrew is the perfect name for our proprietary blend that reflects the unique terroir of the Wahluke Slope. The 2016 vintage features six classic Bordeaux varietals, and a significant portion of the Rhone varietal Syrah to develop a rich and bold red wine.
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$25.00 per Bottle
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$300.00 per Case
Souzão is a rare varietal known for its deep color and intense flavor, and is often used in the production of port wine. Our Souzão is a small production of only two barrels, and has typically been used in other blends, however the 2016 vintage of Souzão was bottled on its own. The wine was fermented in an open top fermentation bin, with twice daily punch downs for gentle extraction. The Souzão was aged for an extended 37 months, and showcases an “Old World” wine feel. This Souzão has soft tannins and acidity, with a deep rich color and intense fruit aromas. Flavors of black currants, licorice, leather, and spice on the finish are present.
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$48.00 per Bottle
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$576.00 per Case
Our Touriga Nacional has been made both into a dry red table wine and a Rose. The 2016 vintage is most recent vintage in the style of a dry red wine. The fruit was fermented in open top bins with a small portion of Tinto Cao, receiving twice daily punch downs, 7 days of skin contact. After fermentation, the wine was aged in neutral oak barrels for 28 months. This wine has soft acid and tannins, with complex aromas of plum, mint, violet, and caramel.
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$45.00 per Bottle
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$540.00 per Case

The 2017 Cabernet Franc was picked late, in October, and fermented in open top bins with eight days of skin contact. Our Cabernet Franc tends to be quite robust, so extra care was taken to gently extract tannins and color during the fermentation process. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 19 months in barrel, with some French oak to complement the fruit flavors. This wine has a nice silky structure, and exhibits notes of raspberry, blueberry, plum, and spice with a subtle herbal note.

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$420.00 per Case
The Heritage Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a small lot production that sources its fruit from the blocks in the vineyard that produce the most concentrated fruit. This wine utilized open top fermentation with twice daily punch downs to carefully extract the desirable amount of tannin, color, and flavors from the skins. After fermentation, the wine spent 14-15 months aging in a barrel with some French oak to complement that dark fruit flavor. The resulting wine is rich and complex with aromas of dark cherry, currant, and vanilla bean. The palate is full of fruit with robust tannins and a moderate acidity.
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$540.00 per Case
Desert Wind Ora is a unique red blend that showcases some of the best varietals from each vintage. The 2017 Ora combines Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc, as the main sources of fruit, color, and structure in. A bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere introducced additional fruit and their own unique aromas and flavors. Just a touch of Merlot and Syrah complete the wine. The blend is robust and complex with flavors of black currant, cherry cola, black pepper, and chocolate.
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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case
Petit Verdot, known for its rich color and robust tannins, is one of the classic Bordeaux varietals. This Petit Verdot, however, is made to stand on its own to showcase the rich and bold flavor of the varietal. The grapes were fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs, with 10 days of skin contact, and then aged for 17 months in barrel utilizing some French oak to complement the wine. This is a bold wine with robust tannins and notes of plum, blackberry, lilac, and mocha.
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$420.00 per Case
Our Ruah is our premiere red blend featuring primarily Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, along with smaller portions of traditional bordeaux vareitals (Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, and Petit Verdot). The blend is composed of several lots fermented in a variation of stainless steel tanks and open top bins, and aged for approximately 17-18 months. Some French oak is introduced in the aging process to complement the fruit flavors and provide additional complexity. The resulting wine is rich and complex with dark fruit flavors and hints of vanilla, lavender, and cocoa.
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$240.00 per Case
Our 2017 Syrah was sourced from vines planted in 1994 at the Desert Wind Vineyard. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel with 11 days of skin contact, and then aged 17 months in barrel. The resulting wine is bold, with velvety tannins and wonderful aromas of blackberry, coffee and vanilla.
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$35.00 per Bottle
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$420.00 per Case